Medical research

Can we turn back the clock on an aging thymus?

As we age our thymus shrinks and is replaced by fatty tissue, losing its essential ability to grow and develop T cells and leaving us susceptible to infections, immune disorders and cancers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Implantable artificial kidney achieves preclinical milestone

The Kidney Project, a national effort to develop an implantable bio-artificial kidney that could eliminate the need for dialysis, will announce a key milestone in a November 7, 2019 presentation at the American Society of ...

Medical research

Stem cell transplants to be used in treating Crohn's disease

A clinical trial has begun which will use stem cell transplants to grow a new immune system for people with untreatable Crohn's disease—a painful and chronic intestinal disease which affects at least 115,000 people in the ...

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